By K. Takeuchi, R.D. Brown, I. Washitani, A. Tsunekawa, M. Yokohari
Japan’s conventional and fragile satoyama panorama method was once constructed over centuries of human lifestyles on mountainous island terrain in a monsoon weather. The rigorously controlled coppice woodlands at the hillsides, the villages strung alongside the bottom of the hills, and the rigorously tended paddy fields of rural Japan made attainable the sustainable interplay of nature and people. Radical alterations in the course of the 20 th century ended in the abandonment of satoyama landscapes which now are being rediscovered. there's a new awareness that those woodlands nonetheless play a necessary position within the administration of the japanese panorama and a brand new decision to regulate them for the long run. This multifaceted publication explores the historical past, nature, biodiversity, present conservation measures, and destiny makes use of of satoyama. the knowledge awarded right here can be of curiosity in all elements of the area the place styles of sustainable improvement are being sought.